Summary: South Carolina fumbled the opening kickoff, and UK's Alvin Dupree recovered at the 26. UK settled for a Craig McIntosh field goal. S.C. immediately went 80 yards — all but 3 in the air — to go up 7-3. UK gave up successive interceptions but held its ground.
Thumbs up: Special teams created the early turnover and early lead.
Thumbs down: Kentucky was outgained 151-33.
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Summary: South Carolina began mixing up formations and went up 13-3 on a seven-play, 55-yard drive. Morgan Newton and the UK offense struggled while South Carolina went up 20-3 and gained control with a five-play, 79-yard drive. Newton missed 12 straight passes.
Thumbs up: Two Ridge Wilson sacks and a Mike Douglas sack kept it from getting worse.
Thumbs down: The UK defense seemed lost when South Carolina went to new formations.
Summary: It started looking easy for South Carolina, as Marcus Lattimore went to work. Kentucky was quickly down 27-3. South Carolina controlled the quarter. UK went to backup quarterback Maxwell Smith, and his first pass was intercepted.
Thumbs up: The Kentucky defense showed some fight.
Thumbs down: Kentucky had no first downs and 11 yards in the quarter.
Summary: Smith had his second pass intercepted. UK went back to Newton. The defense kept South Carolina from scoring 60. UK got its initial first down of the half with less than 10 minutes left. At one point, Kentucky had six turnovers and five first downs.
Thumbs up: There is no game this week.
Thumbs down: UK has been outscored 137-20 in SEC play. Not exactly competitive.